ASTM A700-99e1

    Standard Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for domestic shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, the practices are intended to deliver the products to their destination in good condition. It is also intended that these recommendations be used as guides for attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy, and economy in the domestic shipment of steel products.

    1.2 These practices cover semi-finished steel products, bars, bar-size shapes and sheet piling, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings. A glossary of packaging, marking, and loading terms is also included.

    1.3 The practices are presented in the following sequence:

    General Provisions 4
    General 4.1
    Railcar Loading4.2
    Truck Loading 4.3
    Barge Loading 4.4
    Air Shipment4.5
    Packaging Materials4.6
    Package Identification4.7
    Weight and Count 4.8
    Packaging Lists or Tally4.9
    Loss or Damage4.10
    Semifinished Steel Products 5
    Hot-Rolled Bars and Bar-Size Shapes6
    Cold-Finished Bars7
    Structural Shapes and Steel Sheet Piling8
    Rods, Wire, and Wire Products9
    Tubular Products10
    Sheets and Strip12
    Tin Mill Products13

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D245 Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber

    D774/D774M Test Method for Bursting Strength of Paper

    D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus

    D2555 Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values

    D3953 Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals

    Association of American Railroads

    Pamphlet23 --The Rules Governing the Loading of Steel Products in Closed Cars and Protection of Equipment

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers

    ASAEStandardS229, Baling Wire for Automatic Balers

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.180.40 (Complete, filled transport packages)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81141601(Logistics)

    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0700-99E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A700-99e1, Standard Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999,

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